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name of this place, which it is very doubtful it ever bore, Galgachan Ross Moor, as an additional proof of its
being the scene of the conflict with Galgacus. The real name in the language of the country is Dealgin Ross, nor even
were he correct in this respect, could that obviate or remove the insuperable objections formerly noticed. At the Same
time it may here be observed that many of the names of places in the Roman Itineraries, especially those of Rivers
may be discovered at this day from the names they now bear. - Thus Tince is the Tyne. - Hierna the Earn - Alsica
the Esk - Deva the Dee - Ithuna the Ythan - Varris, Forres etc. - Mr. Gordon's opinion on this Subject
was adopted by Dr [Doctor] Horsley and some others who probably never visited the Spot.
Since the time of Mr Gordon who published his Itinerarium Septentrionale in 1726, a great deal of
light has been thrown on the Roman antiquities of Scotland, by various eminent Scholars and indus-
trious antiquaries. It had formerly been supposed that the Romans never penetrated beyond the Tay, or, at
least beyond the Grampian Mountains, and a ridiculous fiction was published in Some newspapers in
1770, (London chronicle 24th July.) of a Stone having been found near Aberdeen, marked R. IM. L. intended no doubt
to be read "Romani Imperii Limes". But this does not deserve farther notice. Various tracts however, of roads
and Camps, far north of the Tay, were discovered, first by Mr Maitland, and afterwards by the Revd. [Reverend] Dr. [Doctor] Jamieson
and General Roy, to which last gentleman the public is indebted, as a learned professional man, for Such a
Splendid, and complete work on this Subject, as must for ever Silence all opposition, and merit the grateful
remembrance of his country. But, what added a new stimulus to inquiries of this Sort, was the discovery,
in 1757, of a work of Richard of Cirencester, a Monk of Westminster, accompanied by a Map of Scotland,
descriptive of that Country in the time of the Romans, and various itinera of Roman officers from the
remotest parts of England, at least as far north as the Moray Frith. This work, though recently discovered,
was found So nearly to correspond with Ptolemy's Geography, the Notitiae Imperii Romani, and with the
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